SC empowers green tribunal to initiate action on its own

What is the news?  The Supreme Court has empowered the National Green Tribunal (NGT) with suo motu(on its own) power to initiate proceedings on its own in case of environmental exigencies.  Earlier status  Earlier, the NGT could pass on a ruling only after a petition has been filed by someone before the tribunal.  What is the significance of the ruling?  The ruling now… Continue reading SC empowers green tribunal to initiate action on its own

Act and Friction: On appointment to tribunals

  Introduction There is friction between government and judiciary over the powers and limitations of law-making on the recently passed Tribunal Reforms Act. It contained provisions that had been struck down by the Supreme Court earlier. Read more: Supreme Court remarks on tribunal law is latest flashpoint between legislature, judiciary What did the government do? Cherry-picking… Continue reading Act and Friction: On appointment to tribunals

Supreme Court remarks on tribunal law is latest flashpoint between legislature, judiciary

Source: Indian Express Relevance: To understand the tussle between Judiciary and Parliament Synopsis: Friction between Judiciary & government over interference in each other domain There is a fresh tussle between the Judiciary and legislature over the powers and limitations of law-making on the recently passed Tribunal Reforms Act. Tribunal Reforms Act 2021: It sought the abolishment… Continue reading Supreme Court remarks on tribunal law is latest flashpoint between legislature, judiciary

Tribunal reforms: what’s abolished, what happens to pending cases

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Tribunals in India, Justice delivery  Synopsis: Changes introduced by the Tribunals Reform Bill 2021.  Context The Supreme Court recently expressed its discontentment over the functioning of tribunals in the country. A Bench led by Chief Justice of India recently asked the government if it intends to shut down tribunals that have several key… Continue reading Tribunal reforms: what’s abolished, what happens to pending cases